Now Playing – Masterpiece Album ‘MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY’ By VAMPIRE WEEKEND’ Released 10 Years Ago Today

14 May 2023

NYC’s indie dream pop unit VAMPIRE WEEKEND fronted by Ezra Koenig released
their third LP, pop masterpiece MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY on 14 May 2013, today 10 years ago.

Pitchfork: “The singing suits the music fluidly on songs
that sound more natural and dynamic than the band’s
previous work.”

TUTV: Enchanting pop romanticism.

Tunes.Tunes. Tunes.

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Now Playing! CORNERSHOP With Their 4th LP Released 20 Years Ago Today

Who: Famous British indie band (key members Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres )
that mixes rock, pop, Indian music and dance into a sonic melting pot.
Active: 1991-present / 9 studio LPs (so far)

Anniversary album: HANDCREAM FOR A GENERATION – their 4th one
Released: 1 April 2002 – 20 years ago today

Pitchfork said: “This album, with its effortless genre-hopping and EPCOT cultural
sampling, is the most globalist musical statement since Michael Jackson’s video for
“Black or White”, though, uh, minus the crotch-grabbing and car-smashing.”

Join me for a 60-minute world-aware party…


CORNERSHOP: Facebook – All Albums

Now Playing… 14th THE FALL Album ‘CODE:SELFISH’ – It Came Out 30 Years Ago

Back in time

23 March 2022

The late troubled genius MARK E. SMITH and his band THE FALL
had their 14th studio LP out 30 years ago today, on 23 March 1992.

AllMusic: “An underrated and hard-to-find Fall album, this 1992 release returned to
a harder, more caustic band than found on the previous year’s Shift Work. The centerpiece
and only single off the album was “Free Range,” a bit of Mark E. Smith’s “prepsicognition”
about the coming Balkan wars… An album that improves with age.”

Single: Free Range

Full album on my stereo now…

THE FALL: All Albums

NOW PLAYING – Brand New LP By Sheffield Blusterers BRING ME THE HORIZON

30 October 2020

Sheffield noise turbo BRING ME THE HORIZON unleashed their 7th longplayer called POSTHUMAN HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR  today. A raging wall-of-psych-out slam dunks. An unstoppable torrent of earsplitting clamor and in-your-face uppercuts. No mercy, no noise boundaries, no rest for the wicked.

Are you looking, besides The Cramps for a Halloween soundtrack to challenge your lockdown demons? Look no further, this is the perfect shit. A 2020 steamroller.

Top (horrific Halloween) single

Full album.


Emotive Singer/Songwriter ELLIOTT SMITH Passed Away In 2003 – Only 34

22 October 2020

It’s already 17 years – 21 October 2003 – since emotive singer/songwriter ELLIOTT SMITH took his own life. He was only 34. He was born in Ohama, Nebraska in 1969, but spend most of his life in Portland, Oregon.

After playing in a few bands he went his own way. He made 5 albums between 1994 and 2000. Now playing on my stereo is his final LP Figure 8. A varied, melancholic beauty…




On the stereo…

13 October 2020

Band: FUTURE ISLANDS (Baltimore)
Album: AS LONG AS YOU ARE – sixth LP
Released: 9 October 2020

NME: “The indie heroes spin thrillingly off the tracks
on a bruised album that exudes the brilliance of their
breakout 2014 song ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’”

Enjoying the synth-pop symphonies


Samuel T. Herring in action… (photo by Turn Up The Volume!)